Respiratory Care Practitioner- STC at Tower Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 12 days ago.





Job Description:

Overview




About the Organization



Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.


With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network. Save


Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.


At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.



Responsibilities



Report directly to the charge therapist on every shift. Responsible for all aspects of Respiratory Care including, ventilator, management, oxygen therapy, specialty gas administration, aerosolized medication therapy, chest physio-therapy, blood gas analysis, patient care assessment, multi-disciplinary team collaboration, Charge Therapist leadership role in the absence of the Charge Therapist, ongoing and continuing education as dictated by the hospital and the State of Pa., participation in Quality Assessment activities within the department.


Skills & Abilities:


Excellent interpersonal skills required with initiative, judgment, and problem-solving skills. Excellent customer service and teamwork skills required. Ability to organize with great time management abilities to ensure workload
accomplishment. Able to meet physical demands: standing, walking, bending, and lifting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Adaptable to change where patient care needs dictate change. Professional role model.
Demonstrates age appropriate skills applicable to SCHC.



Qualifications



Training & Education:


High School Diploma or GED required


Must possess Pa. State license in good standing. Must be a graduate form an AARC accredited school. Must be RRT or
RRT eligible through the NBRC. Pediatric experience desired.


Current BLS and PALS required.


Required Licenses:
Must possess a Pa. State License to practice Respiratory Care. License must be in good standing


Experience:
Pediatric experience preferred. Minimum of one year hospital and critical care experience required.
Specialty gas administration exposure preferred.


Supervisory Responsibility:
Responsible for supervision of staff therapists in the absence of the charge therapist. (Full time only)


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